26 September 2017 @ StartupFest


On the 26th of September, during StartupFest and the CyberSecurity week, we will organise this event with over 200 attendees, 20+ inspiring speakers / keynotes and 3 different workshops..

Tuesday, 26 September
8:45-9:15 Open doors & registration & breakfast
9:15-09:30 Startup Fest Keynote
by Constantijn van Oranje
9:30-10:15 Opening Keynote
by Ancilla van de Leest
10:15-11:00 Cybersecurity & Regtech

Panel: Power and threats to personal data: how is regulation driving innovation?
Jaya Baloo (KPN), Ronald Koorn (KPMG), Sjoerd Slot (Fraud Dynamics) and Diana Paredes (Suade Labs)

-kindly moderated by Arthur van der Wees (Arthur’s Legal)

11:00-12:00 Pitching for capital: Security track

Five inspirational startups will take the stage for 10min each.

Jury member who will have time to ask the companies more detailed business goals
Phil Zimmermann (KPN, TU Delft)
Harrie Vollaars (Rabobank)
Herwig Springer (i5invest)
Ben McClure (EIT Digita)

-kindly moderated by Chris van’t Hof

12:00-13:00 Personal Finance & PensionTech

Keynote by Tom Bottinga (Group Life)

Panel: PensionTech Innovation Lab.: Insights and case studies
Martijn Vos (Ortec Finance), Tom Romanowski (Kandoor) & Rudd Kleynen (Hi There: The Digital Insurer)

-kindly moderated by Martijn van Eck (Holland FinTech)

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 InsurTech & IoT

Keynote about Blockchain by Louis de Bruin (IBM)

Panel: Fintech insider – The pulse of InsurTech
Bohumir Zoubek (Profinit), Jochem Davids (Risk Ventures and InsureApp), Hamza Jap-Tjong (CED-European claim experts) & Louis de Bruin (IBM)

-kindly moderated by Conny Dorrestijn (Shiraz Partners)

15:00-16:00 Pitching for capital: Fintech track

Keynote on Successful fundraising by Damiano Bolzoni

Three inspirational fintech companies will take the stage for 10min to convince the international investors:


Jury member who will have time to ask the companies for specific business goals:
Ben McClure (EIT Digital)
Sjoerd Spanjer (KPN)
Frank Appeldoorn (Volta Ventures)

-kindly moderated by Chris van’t Hof

16:00-17:00 SME Capital & Investment

Keynote by Thomas Bunnik (Binck Forward/Pritle)

Panel: European VC’s scenario: Trends, hypes, and opportunities
Erich Schnoeckel (Exact), Marleen Evertsz (nx’change) & Radboud Vlaar (Orange Growth Capital)

-kindly moderated by Erik Leus (TD Sheperd & Co.)

17:00 -17:30 Closing keynote
Maria Genova on data breach
17:30-19:00 Drinks, bites and networking
Let’s celebrate!
Ancilla van de Leest
Advisor Startpage
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Special Envoy StartupDelta
Maria Genova
Author “Komt een vrouw bij de H@cker”
Damiano Bolzoni
CEO of SecurityMatters
Tom Romanowski
Managing Director of Kandoor
Diana Paredes
CEO of Suade Labs

Hamza Jap-Tjong

Innovator at CED

Jaya Baloo
Chief Information Security Officer at KPN
Marleen Evertsz
CEO at nx’change
Ronald Koorn
Partner at KPMG
Sjoerd Slot
Founder at Fraud Dynamics
Louis de Bruin
Blockchain Leader Europe of IBM
Thomas Bunnik
Director of Binck Forward

Radboud Vlaar

Founding Partner at Orange Growth Capital

Tom Bottinga
Director at Grouplife
Erich Schnoeckel
Senior Partner Manager at Exact
Bohumir Zoubek
Services & Products Director at Profinit
Martijn Vos
Managing director at Ortec Finance
Jochem Davids
CEO of InsureApp

Ruud Kleynen

Founder of Hi There: The Digital Insurer

Erik Leus

Managing Partner at
TD Shepherd & Co. B.V.

Track: SME Capital &

Conny Dorrestijn

VP Global Payments
Marketing at FIS

Track: IoT & InsurTech

Martijn van Eck

PensionTech lead at
Holland FinTech

Track: Personal Finance &

Arthur van der Wees

Founder of
Arthur’s Legal

Track: CyberSecurity & RegTech


Panel discussions:

CyberSecurity & RegTech

Power and threats to personal data: how is regulation driving innovation?

InsurTech & IoT

Fintech insider – The pulse of InsurTech

SME Capital & Investment

European VCs scenario: Trends, hypes, and opportunities

Personal Finance & PensionTech

PensionTech Innovation Lab.: Insights and case studies

FinTech Vortex
analysis series.

SME Capital & Investment
Alternative Finance Part 1
Personal Finance and PensionTech
Towards the Personalisation of Finance
IoT & InsurTech
Industry Game Changers
Cybersecurity & RegTech
Best Practices in Compliance Reporting

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The Fokker Terminal, The Hague provides space for this great marketplace.
Coffee with Blockchain – an interactive Hyperledger Fabric Experience

Time: 11:00-11:45 AM

In this session you will participate in an interactive game, trading coffee using blockchain technology. Through this game you’ll get introduced to topics like growing your business network, the visibility into network transactions via the ledger, provenance, privacy & trust and achieving efficiency through the use of smart contracts. This session will be mainly targeted for people with first interest, but of course, those of you more advanced in blockchain are also welcome to join.

Kindly facilitated by IBM

Secure Innovation

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM

The workshop ‘Secure Innovation’ will be facilitated by Rabobank and has space for 40 participants. Rabobank will share their knowledge about how innovation is a key factor to their success. Above all they will give participants insights in the importance of security in an innovation process. The bank has identified a number of challenges based on the current cyber security landscape and will share how they deal with them. Both startups and corporates will be facing these challenges and it is therefore important for any company to be prepared.

Kindly facilitated by Rabobank

Bitcoin exchange, insurance portal, finance app or Hadoop anyone?
A guide to nearshore application development for Fintech

Time: 4:00-5:00 PM

Profinit will talk about how you can make your journey from business ideas to cool apps and/or state-of-the-art software systems much easier. Be it blockchain, bitcoin, an app in React JS, data science analysis using Hadoop or anything else based on the latest technology stacks. Choosing the right partner can accelerate tech and product development, and make your business grow much faster. Working with a familiar nearshore operator like Profinit will substantially reduce development risks and still maintain the benefits of reasonable costs as well as the availability of development talent.

Kindly facilitated by Profinit

Pitching for Capital @ Fintech Vortex

We are happy to announce 9 startups in the area of Security & Fintech. These startups will take the stage of 10 minutes each and thus show attendees but most importantly the international investors their idea.
It will be divided into two different slots, Security and followed by Fintech companies in the afternoon.

Damiano Bolzoni will kindly give a keynote on Successfull fundraising.
Chris van’t Hof will be the moderator of each Pitching for Capital session.

Chief Executive Officer of SecurityMatters

Damiano Bolzoni


Chris van’t Hof


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